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NOUN (3)

1. animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds;

2. oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food;
[syn: egg, eggs]

3. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;
- Example: "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
[syn: testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg]


VERB (2)

1. throw eggs at;

2. coat with beaten egg;
- Example: "egg a schnitzel"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gamete \Gam"ete\ (g[a^]m"[=e]t; g[.a]*m[=e]t"; the latter usually in compounds), n. [Gr. gameth` wife, or game`ths husband, fr. gamei^n to marry.] (Biol.) A sexual cell or germ cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes; a conjugating cell which unites with another of like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot., gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore. The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male) and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and the resulting zygote an oospore. In Zool., gamete is most commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though also extended to the germ cells of higher forms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Egg \Egg\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Egged; p. pr. & vb. n. Egging.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See Edge.] To urge on; to instigate; to incite? [1913 Webster] Adam and Eve he egged to ill. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] [She] did egg him on to tell How fair she was. --Warner. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Egg \Egg\ ([e^]g), n. [OE., fr. Icel. egg; akin to AS. [ae]g (whence OE. ey), Sw. [aum]gg, Dan. [ae]g, G. & D. ei, and prob. to OSlav. aje, jaje, L. ovum, Gr. 'w,o`n, Ir. ugh, Gael. ubh, and perh. to L. avis bird. Cf. Oval.] 1. (Popularly) The oval or roundish body laid by domestic poultry and other birds, tortoises, etc. It consists of a yolk, usually surrounded by the "white" or albumen, and inclosed in a shell or strong membrane. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) A simple cell, from the development of which the young of animals are formed; ovum; germ cell. [1913 Webster] 3. Anything resembling an egg in form. [1913 Webster] Note: Egg is used adjectively, or as the first part of self-explaining compounds; as, egg beater or egg-beater, egg case, egg ladle, egg-shaped, etc. [1913 Webster] Egg and anchor (Arch.), see egg-and-dart in the vocabulary, below; -- called also egg and dart, and egg and tongue. See Anchor, n., 5. --Ogilvie. Egg cleavage (Biol.), a process of cleavage or segmentation, by which the egg undergoes endogenous division with formation of a mass of nearly similar cells, from the growth and differentiation of which the new organism is ultimately formed. See Segmentation of the ovum, under Segmentation. Egg development (Biol.), the process of the development of an egg, by which the embryo is formed. Egg mite (Zo["o]l.), any mite which devours the eggs of insects, as Nothrus ovivorus, which destroys those of the canker worm. Egg parasite (Zo["o]l.), any small hymenopterous insect, which, in the larval stage, lives within the eggs of other insects. Many genera and species are known. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

egg n 1: animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds 2: oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food [syn: egg, eggs] 3: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away" [syn: testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg] v 1: throw eggs at 2: coat with beaten egg; "egg a schnitzel"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "egg": Anlage, albumen, boiled eggs, bud, caviar, coddled eggs, deviled eggs, dropped eggs, egg cell, egg white, eggs, eggshell, embryo, female gamete, fish eggs, fried eggs, germ, germen, glair, loins, nucleus, omelet, ooecium, ovicell, ovule, ovum, poached eggs, roe, rudiment, scrambled eggs, seed, shirred eggs, souffle, spawn, spermatozoon, stirp, stuffed eggs, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

EGG Elektronischer Geschaeftsverkehr-Gesetz Germany
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

egg n. The binary code that is the payload for buffer overflow and format string attacks. Typically, an egg written in assembly and designed to enable remote access or escalate privileges from an ordinary user account to administrator level when it hatches. Also known as shellcode. The name comes from a particular buffer-overflow exploit that was co-written by a cracker named eggplant. The variable name ?egg? was used to store the payload. The usage spread from people who saw and analyzed the code.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Egg (Heb. beytsah, "whiteness"). Eggs deserted (Isa. 10:14), of a bird (Deut. 22:6), an ostrich (Job 39:14), the cockatrice (Isa. 59:5). In Luke 11:12, an egg is contrasted with a scorpion, which is said to be very like an egg in its appearance, so much so as to be with difficulty at times distinguished from it. In Job 6:6 ("the white of an egg") the word for egg (hallamuth') occurs nowhere else. It has been translated "purslain" (R.V. marg.), and the whole phrase "purslain-broth", i.e., broth made of that herb, proverbial for its insipidity; and hence an insipid discourse. Job applies this expression to the speech of Eliphaz as being insipid and dull. But the common rendering, "the white of an egg", may be satisfactorily maintained.